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Switch from cattle fields to 'carbon farms' could tackle climate change, save endangered animals
Phys.Org ^ | April 28, 2014 | Provided by University of Sheffield

Posted on 04/28/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Changing cattle fields to forests is a cheap way of tackling climate change and saving species threatened with extinction, a new study has found.

Researchers from leading universities, including the University of Sheffield, carried out a survey of carbon stocks, biodiversity and economic values from one of the world's most threatened ecosystems, the western Andes of Colombia.

The main use of land in communities is cattle farming, but the study found farmers could make the same or more money by allowing their land to naturally regenerate.

Under carbon markets designed to stop global warming, they could get paid to change the use of their land from growing cows to 'growing carbon' – receiving around US$1.99 per tonne of carbon dioxide the trees remove from the atmosphere.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; socialism
The money to pay for this "carbon biodiversity" fraud comes from unicorns.
1 posted on 04/28/2014 3:10:18 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about kicking out all the illegals and Muslims and using that space for forests?


2 posted on 04/28/2014 3:12:09 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Agenda 21.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 3:12:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And one wonders what work D students get following graduation.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 3:12:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My solution is slightly more realistic than unicorn farts - solar cows.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 3:13:15 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

but the cow manure helps to provide the fertilizer for that carbon farm


6 posted on 04/28/2014 3:13:58 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Global Warm=Religion of Fools


7 posted on 04/28/2014 3:17:06 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, most of the grazing ground in Texas for cattle are natural grasslands....good luck turning them into a forest.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 3:19:40 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And less food for people, hooray!


9 posted on 04/28/2014 3:20:05 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No mention where the lack of cattle production will be made up. Simple oversight, I’m sure.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Marxists are pretty good at taking money from other people to pay the idle.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Mr. Blond

Soylent Green is people!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IKVj4l5GU4


12 posted on 04/28/2014 3:28:02 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lolololololo lolo! These didiots. Omg!


13 posted on 04/28/2014 3:30:20 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dick Lugar got in on the carbon sequestration scam early. I remember the Chicago Climate exchange cheering him as the first republican member.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 3:34:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Da Coyote; All
"And one wonders what work
D students get following graduation."




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15 posted on 04/28/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From 2009

Chicago Climate Exchange Has Important Partner: Sen. Richard Lugar

Three years ago, Lugar, who grows corn, soybeans and trees on his family's 604 acres of property in Marion County, Ind., became the first farmer in his state to sign up with the new commodity market called the Chicago Climate Exchange, which is likely to play a major role in President Obama's $650 billion cap-and-trade initiative. In the process, Lugar became what the exchange called an offset producer, entitling him to a financial reward in return for keeping his part of his property untouched.
16 posted on 04/28/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Well, most of the grazing ground in Texas for cattle are natural grasslands....good luck turning them into a forest.

Good luck getting it to rain enough to grow anything. The drought is killing us.

But of course they don't think about THOSE little things.

17 posted on 04/28/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will never realize that a major contributor to global warming is the constant stream of b.s. coming out of the proponents of the theory.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 3:42:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When government controls the food supply they control the people.


19 posted on 04/28/2014 3:43:48 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: broken_arrow1

“Soylent Green is people!!!!!”

Thanks for posting that. If you didn’t, I would have to. But you had the YouTube clip. Nice!


20 posted on 04/28/2014 3:53:47 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Eat trees!


21 posted on 04/28/2014 3:55:37 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“they could get paid to change the use of their land...”

They could also get paid to do arm farts if a world government wanted to, and took the money away from someone else. According to a study I did, arm farts don’t contribute methane like cow farts do.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 3:58:59 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And oh by the way, we'll all become vegetarians in the process. A literal liberal wet dream. Hands off my steak, you smelly hippies.
23 posted on 04/28/2014 4:01:16 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

starve the poor - save the world


24 posted on 04/28/2014 4:05:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I want my prime rib. Ain’t gonna happen.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 4:15:05 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who funded this bonehead study?


26 posted on 04/28/2014 4:18:31 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: doc maverick

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


27 posted on 04/28/2014 4:22:05 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Amagi
Who funded this bonehead study?

Probably you and me.

28 posted on 04/28/2014 4:23:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cattle are raised for food. A natural ecosystem feeds no one. The environmentalists would have us starve to address a global warming hoax.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do unicorns taste as good as cows do?


30 posted on 04/28/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

They do taste good and most of them are just as tender. The flying unicorns that feed everyone with the warm rainbows of skittles that shoot out of their butt can be a bit tough. Marinade those first.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 8:18:25 PM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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